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saint com203 module 1,2,3 and 4 Critical Thinking Project, Multimedia Project and other assignments




Chapter 1, Multimedia Project;Screenshots can be useful tools for learning, documentation, and troubleshooting. Any time you need to show someone what?s displayed on your computer screen, you can press the Print Screen (PrtScr) key, which stores a copy of the screen into memory. On a Mac, hold down the Command (Apple) key while you press the Shift key and the 3 key. From there, you can paste the screenshot into a document you?re creating with a word processor. You can also paste it into a graphics program, such as Microsoft Paint, and then edit it. For this project, take a screenshot and paste it into a Word document. Under the screenshot, enter a description of the software and the purpose of the screen you captured.;Throughout this class, you will complete a number of Hands-On Projects which will serve to reinforce the ideas of the module. Since doing is learning, these will include such activities as creating a spreadsheet to investigate character codes and binary numbers, creating a simple HTML document using Notepad and Paint, using Trace-route to investigate local Internet topology, and creating a digital media files. A PDF containing the requirements for this assignment can be found in Doc Sharing.;During this module, you will complete the following project;? Excel Binary Numbers - Learn to manipulate binary numbers and investigate ASCII codes using functions built into Microsoft Excel?;Submit this assignment to the Dropboxno later than;modul 2;Chapter 2, Resume Builder Project;Use the Web and other resources to learn about the computers and other digital technologies used in your career field or a profession of interest to you. Develop the information you find into a format similar to the Technology in Context section of each chapter in the textbook. Make sure you select two photos to accompany your narrative and include a list of relevant Web links to additional resources.;Chapter 2, Critical Thinking Project;Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., coined the idea that computers should be consumer appliances like toasters that could be set up easily, used by anyone, and ?democratically priced? so they are affordable to everyone. An opposing philosophy, championed by many PC owners, is that computers should be flexible modular systems that can be easily customized, upgraded, and modified by anyone with a moderate degree of technical savvy. Which philosophy do you personally prefer? What do you think is the preference of the majority of computer shoppers? If you were a computer designer, how would you provide your customers with flexibility while making it approachable for non-techies? Incorporate your ideas in a one-page paper you will submit to the appropriate Dropbox basket.;mod 3;Create a proposal document and annotated bibliography (at least four references) for your Term Paper. Please see the Term Paper guideline document and sample proposal document in Doc Sharing. Model your proposal using those documents;Have you heard about the ?24-hour rule? for software that says you can legally use any software for free for 24 hours without paying for it? How about your right to use so-called abandoned software that?s no longer supported or that was created by a company now out of business? Both the 24-hour rule and the concept of abandoned software are urban legends and have no basis in copyright law. Does it seem to you that most people don?t have the facts about copyrights? How strong a factor is that in the proliferation of software piracy? What are your thoughts about the connection between knowing the copyright rules and following them? Put your thoughts in order, write them up, and submit to the appropriate Dropbox basket.;In the Critical Thinking project (you will write a one-page statement of your opinions about some common misconceptions regarding copyright and software, especially in light of the core value of respect.;Chapter 3, Resume Builder;Use the Web and other resources to compile a list of the software used in your current or future career field. Are there standard packages that job applicants should know how to use? If so, what can you find out about those packages on the Web? If your career field does not use any standard software packages, explain why you think that is the case. Also, make a list of the software packages you?re familiar with. As you consider your school and career goals for the next year, list at least five additional software packages you would like to learn. Explain why they would be helpful. Submit your lists to the appropriate Dropbox basket.;module 4;Computers are used worldwide, but most of the major operating systems originated in English-speaking countries. Take a look at the operating system that you use in the context of global users who might not speak English and who might not have grown up with Western customs. Describe at least five aspects of your operating system that would have to be modified to be acceptable to global users.;In the Globalization project (, you will consider the effects of language on operating system interfaces. Additionally, you will make at least five suggestions for improvement in light of the Saint Leo core values of community and respect.;Submit this assignment to the Dropbox;MODULE 4 Critical Thinking Project;Think about the ways you typically interact with a computer and how the operating system factors into that interaction. What aspects of the operating system do you like? Which aspects could be improved? Organize your thoughts into an annotated list and submit to the appropriate Dropbox basket.;In the Critical Thinking project, you will write an annotated list evaluating operating system features, including your suggestions as to the aspects you like and those you would like to see improved.


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